Sports training for children & adults with intellectual disabilities.
Description: Mission Statement
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in 17 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
More than 2,200 athletes participate in SOUT. The state is divided along geographical and county lines into seven Area programs. Each Area is administered to by an Area Director, who is supervised by Area Coordinators from the SOUT state office. This grass-roots supervision results in excellent competition, training, fund raising, finances, out-reach, public education and volunteer recruitment at the local level. In an Area program, athletes are enrolled and trained by volunteer coaches. SOUT operates out of headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Training is offered in 17 individual and team sports, they are:
Alpine Skiing Aquatics Athletics
Basketball Bocce Bowling
Cross-Country Skiing Cycling Equestrian
Golf Powerlifting Snowshoeing
Snowboarding Soccer Softball
Volleyball Motor Activities Training Program
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